Hydrogen town woes, local elections and contrail crackdowns: BusinessGreen's most read stories of the week

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BusinessGreen rounds up the most widely read stories on the site this week

New Boiler Upgrade Scheme regulations come into force

Cavity wall and loft insulation no longer required to access grant funding, as experts forecast roll out of cheaper and easier to install heat pumps.

- by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)

 

Unlawful: High Court rules UK's climate plan is in breach of Climate Change Act

Court rules in favour of campaigners, who argued plan relied too much on risky technologies and did not adequately consider risks of missing targets.

- by Cecilia Keating (@cecilia_keating)

 

Local elections: Results and polling suggest voters 'as committed as ever' to net zero

New polling, strong showing from Greens and Labour, and victory for Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen all point to how public support for climate action is as robust as ever.

- by James Murray @james_bg)

 

EasyJet, Ryanair, and Wizz slam calls to exclude long-haul flights from contrail crackdown

Budget carriers urge European Commission to ignore IATA suggestions that contrail reporting should be voluntary and only apply to flights within Europe.

- by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)

 

'Time to accept it is game over': Government shelves plans for hydrogen town heating pilot

Government pauses another hydrogen pilot project, ahead of long awaited 2026 decision on the role of the gas in decarbonising heating.

- by Cecilia Keating (@cecilia_keating)

 

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